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With a hectic schedule and several injuries to key players, it was somewhat inevitable that West Ham would eventually encounter an inconsistent run.
Nevertheless, David Moyes would have expected far better than a return of five points from six Premier League games, the solitary win coming at home to Chelsea.
Michail Antonio‘s lack of form in the final third has hurt the Hammers, as will his coronavirus-related absence over the Christmas period, but it gives other players an opportunity to show that Moyes should not rely heavily on the forward.
Jarrod Bowen netted a brilliant goal during Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup, although he has also struggled for consistency in the final third with that strike representing just his fifth of the campaign.
On a positive note, Moyes was left encouraged by the performance in North London, and it may be enough to lift his players ahead of what will be regarded as must-win game on Sunday.
Antonio’s participation for West Ham is dependent on recording two negative coronavirus tests later this week, but the forward may not be risked from the start even if he is available for selection.
Having been limited to starts in the Europa League this season, Andriy Yarmolenko may be given a chance down the middle, while Pablo Fornals and Sead Benrahma will both hope to feature after dropping down to the substitutes’ bench in midweek.
Vladimir Coufal, after suspension, and Ben Johnson, after injury, are expected to occupy the full-back positions.
Despite positives being taken from the 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace, Hasenhuttl will consider making several alterations.
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Fraser Forster may replace Willy Caballero if he has fully recovered from injury, while Theo Walcott could be recalled on the right flank.
West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabainski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Johnson; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma; Yarmolenko
Southampton possible starting lineup:
Caballero; Livramento, Salisu, Lyanco, Walker-Peters; Walcott, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond; Broja, Tella